Coronavirus Not Expected To Impact Education Funding Until Next School Year. See more national education news here

| April 21, 2020

By Shawna De La Rosa • Education Dive

Studying how natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina, and economic recessions affected education funding in the past may foretell what’s on the horizon for America’s schools after coronavirus.

As recently as 2016, states were spending 10% less per student than in 2008. During the 18-month Great Recession, states missed out on tax revenue, which meant less money earmarked for schools. Many states are still dealing with the recession’s fallout and have struggled to save money in rainy day funds.

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